Selfies take centre stage at the Saatchi Gallery for new exhibiiton

The new exhibition that's making all our selfie dreams come true.

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Selfies – we’ve all been there. Whether you’ve shown off your new haircut on the ‘gram or Snapped your mate your new lippy, we’ve all done it. Since the invention of the smartphone front camera, selfies have gained rising popularity, and they’re almost inevitable now. The new Saatchi Gallery exhibition Selfie to Self-Expression explores this very concept, displaying all things selfie, from the most extravagantly artistic selfies to “selfies” (painted self-portraits) of the last century’s most notable painters.

The exhibition features art from Frida Kahlo, Juno Calypso, and even Van Gogh; all manipulated as “selfies”. It also contains real-life selfies from some of the decade’s most known names, including Kim K and Obama. Before the exhibition opened Saatchi and camera company Huawei held a competition to give a member of the public a chance to have their selfie displayed in the gallery. See a selection of the works on display below and peep the competition winner here.

Selfie to Self-Expression will be open at Saatchi Gallery until 30th May.
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